Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Epimedium x rubrum


Partial Shade
Full Shade
Drought Tolerant

Epimedium x rubrum (Berberidaceae)
(eh-pa-MEED-ee-um ROO-brum)
Barrenwort, Fairy Wings

An Epimedium hybrid of complex parentage, with bright-green heart-shaped leaves that emerge in spring and develop flushes of cherry red. Small creamy flowers are overlaid by prominent fuchsia sepals and flutter above the new foliage on wiry stems. Plants begin as a small clump, slowly spreading by rhizomes to form a super-tough and semi-evergreen groundcover. In late winter, old leaves can be snipped off before new growth emerges.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: early-spring
Height: 6-12"
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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